Though fall is just around the corner, the temperatures here in Mesa will linger in the triple digits for at least another month or two. It’s important to ensure that your pool is properly maintained for the months to come, so in today’s post, we’ll take an in-depth look at some of the most common questions we receive about pool cleaning and pool maintenance. If you need a residential pool cleaner in Mesa, then get in touch with Take 10 Pools today! We’ll gladly help you maintain the refreshing and relaxing pool you deserve.

Should I Drain My Pool Every Year?

The answer to this question largely depends on where you live. The weather here in Mesa is warm enough for many residents to comfortably use their pools throughout the year, so you may not want to drain your pool at all. This is completely fine, and in fact, there are several benefits to keeping your pool filled throughout the year. Changes in temperature can actually cause your pool to expand and contract, and this can sometimes cause cracking or warping to occur. Keeping some water in your pool can prevent this from occurring.

Can I Measure Water Evaporation?

Yes, water evaporation can be measured fairly easily. Start by filling a large bucket (five gallons or so) with enough water to match the water level of a pool step. For instance, if your second pool step is 11 inches below the surface of the water, then you should fill your bucket with 11 inches of water.

Watch the bucket and your pool over the course of two or three days. As long as nobody enters your pool, the water level in your pool and the bucket should remain the same and you will be able to measure how quickly your water evaporates. If your pool’s water level is lower than the bucket’s, then you probably have a leak and should call us for pool maintenance immediately.

How Often Should I Test My Pool Water? 

The answer to this question largely depends on how big your pool is and how frequently you use it. As a general rule of thumb, you should plan on testing your pool water at least once each week. If you’re using your pool daily, then we recommend testing the pH and chlorine levels two or three times each week to ensure that the levels remain safe and consistent. If you’re seeing inconsistencies, then you should give our pool maintenance experts a call. We’ll work quickly to diagnose the problem and find the ideal solution for your circumstances.

How Important Is Pool Brushing?

While pool brushing often feels like an unnecessary chore, it’s highly important to maintain a clean and well-brushed pool. Pool brushing prevents dirt and algae from building up on the walls and steps of your pool, so you should plan on brushing your pool at least once each week — twice if you have the time. If you don’t have time to brush your pool frequently, then you should hire one of our friendly pool cleaners to maintain your pool!

Can I Use Last Season’s Chemicals This Year?

Leftover chemicals from last year are probably fine to use, though you should check the expiration date before proceeding. Never use expired chemicals in your pool, and be sure that you dispose of them properly. You don’t want your pool chemicals to pollute the local water supply or the surrounding environment, so don’t throw expired chemicals into the trash or pour them down a drain. Instead, call a pool maintenance expert at Take 10 Pools or speak with your local waste management company for further pool chemical disposal instructions.

We hope that this post has answered some of your pool cleaning and pool maintenance questions. Keep an eye on our blog page for future posts in which we’ll continue to visit this topic in more detail.

Take 10 Pools is proud to be the Top Rated Local® pool service and repair company in Mesa and the surrounding areas. We would love to help you with all of your pool maintenance and cleaning needs this year — get in touch with one of our friendly pool experts today to learn more!